Record numbers expected to flee UK for Easter

Forecasters predict a further month of wintry weather. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Britons are set to flee freezing temperatures in record numbers after airports and tour operators reported a last-minute surge in bookings.

Almost 2 million will fly out over the weekend, a 30% rise on the annual average.

As travellers go in search of the sun, the most popular destinations include Spain, Tunisia, Egypt and Florida.


Easter getaway delays

Travellers trying to get away for the Easter weekend face delays as the cold weather causes disruptions. A record number are expected to escape the UK to escape the freezing temperatures.